Latest Research Surrounding Microcephaly Outbreak in Brazil to Be Discussed During Annual Meeting

Latest Research Surrounding Microcephaly Outbreak in Brazil to Be Discussed During Teratology Society Annual Meeting

RESTON, VA - As a potential association between the Zika virus contracted during pregnancy and microcephaly in the infant is investigated in Brazil, the latest research surrounding the outbreak will be discussed during the Teratology Society's 56th Annual Meeting, June 25 – 29, 2016, in San Antonio, TX.

As health professionals, such as those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have begun recommending pregnant women traveling to Latin America avoid mosquito bites, Teratology Society leaders have added the Zika virus and its potential implications during pregnancy to its June 29 meeting agenda as a "Special Report.” 

"While the association of Zika virus infection and microcephaly is still under investigation, there's no denying the fact that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of microcephaly cases reported in Brazil," said Tacey E.K. White, PhD, Teratology Society President. "In keeping with our mission of providing cutting-edge research and authoritative information related to birth defects and developmentally-mediated disorders, it's crucial that our society's top minds come together in order to get closer to providing some answers to this outbreak."

To learn more about this "Special Report" session, as well as register for the meeting, click here.

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